Chaiyaphum Flower(Dok Krachiao)Festival 2019
1 June – 31 August
This year’s Chaiyaphum Dok Krachiao Blooming Festival 2019 once again sees fields of the Siam Tulip, or Dok Krachiao, blooming in full colour in the Northeast (I-san) province of Chaiyaphum. Each year this annual festival draws local and foreign tourists to admire the gorgeous pinkish-purple flower adorning the countryside in scenic floral beauty. The two main spots for admiring the blooming Siam Tulip are Pa Hin Ngam National Park in Thep Sathit district and Sai Thong National Park in Nong Bua Ra Haew district.
Pa Hin Ngam National Park and Sai Thong National Park are around a four-hour drive from Bangkok or five hours by bus. Aside from the Dok Krachiao in all its blooming majesty, the parks also offer other picturesque natural landscapes to enjoy. Pa Hin Ngam National Park was named for its strange rock formations caused by erosion and which take on various shapes and play with the imagination, while the 846 metre high Sood Phaen Din Cliff viewpoint affords dramatic vistas of the surrounding countryside and is also famous for its ‘sea of cloud’ views.